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I am looking for a good children’s book that I can read to my daughter that deals with the issues of having pffd. The only book I have found so far is “Harry and Willy and Carrothead” by Judith Caseley. It’s a cute book about a boy born without a hand who wears a prosthesis.

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Can anyone recommend any other children’s books?



You might try going through the war amps. I know the Canadian chapter has a book about a turtle with a prosthesis, works for kids with an arm or leg deficiency but it's not specific to pffd. My father in law is an illustrator of kids books...maybe one day we can put a book together on pffd specifically :)

That would be wonderful if we could put together a children's book just about pffd.

Now we need to find someone who is willing to write the story.


The author of Different and Alike is Nancy P. McConnell. There is a used copy of the book available on for $0.49.

Great! Thanks.

Hi there! This is amazing that this subject came up. I have been planning on writing a book. My daughter, Sami, is just 1 year old. She amazes me every single day with her abilities that I thought I needed to write it down. At first, I was planning on writing a book as a mom...but in the last few months I thought it would be more fun to write a childrens book.

If anyone out there would like to contribute to the book email me at I want to use photographs...but, that will all come later! Thanks!!


There's a great book that my mom got for me when I was a kid called Different and Alike. It doesn't deal with PFFD, but it covers all sorts of body issues (skin color, disability, hair texture). I'll try to find out the author/illustrator. I can remember taking the book to school and having my teacher read it out loud to the class and then answering questions from the kids about myself.

That would be great if you could find out who wrote it. In the mean time, I'll try to find it using the title.



Try contacting The Center for Limb Deficiencies in Grand Rapids MI, they have several books, although none that deal specifically with pffd.
Personally, as both a parent and as a person with pffd, the most important thing you can teach your child is tolerance and acceptance of people's differences; whether they are race, religion, sexual preference, disability or whatever. If your child grows up in an atmosphere that is inclusive of all people and their differences, they will figure it out. Remember to always respond to your child as a person first, the pffd thing is just a small piece of the picture. The smaller the piece, the better.